Giving Our Children the Freedom to Pursue Interests

Giving Our Children the Freedom to Pursue Interests

Parents of National Spelling Bee champions of 2016, Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar, tell us how they encouraged the children to prepare for the big win. By Taniya Talukdar If children have supportive parents, the journey to success gets much easier. This is the case with 2016 National Spelling Bee champions, Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar. Their parents put in …

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How to blend fun with academics this summer

Summer is a great time to give children a break from their long school days, to have fun with friends, and to rest. But, learning doesn’t have to stop as well. Do you know that most students lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in math over the summer because the learning isn’t embedded into their environment? The loss of …

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Indian-Origin, Ishaan Patel ‘s Charity Honored In U.S.

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy has been honored in the US for his efforts to improve access to education for underprivileged students in America and around the world through his charity organization. Ishaan Patel, founder and CEO of Planting Pencils was recently honored by the Milan Cultural Organization during the Republic Day celebration in the Legislative Office building in downtown Hartford, …

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NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community jan 2016

NGOs in the South Florida Indian Community There are over 1.5 million non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in America, and as members of one of the most affluent ethnic communities in the country, Indian Americans are well poised to dedicate their wealth and time to a variety of charitable causes. From organizations that benefit people in North America to those that assist …

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Funding Your Family’s Future jan 2016

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Funding Your Family’s Future: A Guide to Choosing the Right Financial Planner Financial advisors aren’t just for millionaires. Individuals of all ages and circumstances can benefit from the guidance a financial advisor offers. Recent college graduates have different financial goals than couples in their 40s. A newly married couple may be interested in …

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Class of 2015 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Desh-Videsh congratulates all 2015 graduates! We wish them all a future filled with prosperity and meaningful opportunities. We are especially thrilled that so many of our young community members continue to excel and push themselves to be strong, talented leaders. Learn more about these Valedictorians and Salutatorians below. Simran Vyas – Valedictorian School: Boyd H. Anderson High School Hometown: Sunrise, …

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Why Indian Americans are Spelling Bee Champions

In what is becoming quite the subject of debate and controversy, Indian Americans appear to dominate every intelligence competition held across the United States. Whether it is the Scripps National Spelling bee or the National Geographic Bee, kids of South Asian origin are walking away with the top honors year after year much to the chagrin of the American population. …

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Meet the Geo Bee Winner with the World at His Fingertips

The 2015 National Geographic Bee witnessed the sheer brilliance of 14-year old Karan Menon from New Jersey as he surpassed his fellow contestants to become the proud recipient of the much coveted $50,000 scholarship prize. This competition has been open to eighth graders across the United States since 2000 with the finals being held in Washington, DC. Finalists at the …

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Indian Americans Shine at the 2015 Spelling Bee

In what is developing into quite an interesting trend, Indian American kids are dominating the Scripps National Spelling Bee year after year. What is even more remarkable is that the winners from the last eight years have all been of South Asian origin. This year was no exception as 13-year-old Vanya Shivashankar and 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam walked away with the …

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South Florida Hindu Temple’s Education Program

South Florida Hindu Temple’s (SFHT) education program began even before the temple was ever built.The founders of the temple, while working on the temple project, had already realized the importance of educating our youth with the Principles of Sanatana Dharma that they began classes in the home of Dr. Chander Shaykher, who is the guiding light for the Education program. …

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